Andy Pennington, Pocatello

Andy Pennington, Publisher
Andy Pennington, Publisher

Andy Pennington is the publisher in Pocatello, Idaho and has been with the company since 2012. Since 1998, he has been moving around the country in the news industry in many different positions including stops in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon and now Idaho. From a small shopper group in Northern Wisconsin to a small group of weeklies in Madison, Wisconsin and now at the Journal, he has been around the business and seen all kinds of interesting ways of managing this business. He can be reached at 208-241-4604 or apennington@nulljournalnet.com.

Scott Anderson, Rexburg/Driggs

Scott Anderson, Publisher
Scott Anderson, Publisher

Scott Anderson is the Publisher of the Standard Journal in Rexburg and Teton Valley News in Driggs, Idaho where he also resides. Scott has had the privilege of working at Pioneer since June 2010. Since working at Pioneer Scott has seen first hand the importance of innovation. Scott is a firm believer in change and pushing the limits. He believes by thinking like everyone else you get the same results, its the free thinkers that make the difference. Scott never stops looking for new and better ways to reach his audience or increasing revenue. He can be reached at 208-356-5441 or sanderson@nulluvsj.com.

Mark Dobie, Mt. Vernon

Mark Dobie, Advertising Director
Mark Dobie, Advertising Director

Mark Dobie is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Skagit Publishing and has been for the past 4 years. He started his career in the high speed data transport business working for CompuServe and Sprint, then as a founding member of the early Internet start-ups NetStream and Fiberlink. In 2001 he acquired the publishing company his grandmother started in 1964, Visitor Publications; and then subsequently became publisher of a small town weekly newspaper in Northern Wisconsin. Sailing is a family passion so he jumped at a chance to move back to the west Coast and work for Pioneer.

Joe Hansen, Nampa

Joe Hansen
Joe Hansen, Director of Digital Development

Joe started with the Idaho Press-Tribune as the Production Director, then started acquiring additional departments until the paper started printing another local daily newspaper. At that point he opted for the smarter choice and became the IT Director, where he specialized in web development. He’s been in newspapers for over 20 years, nearly 9 of them with Pioneer News Group. He currently coordinates web development and digital projects throughout Pioneer.

Larry Wells, Seattle

Larry Wells, Corporate Internal Auditor / Operations Controller
Larry Wells, Corporate Internal Auditor / Operations Controller

Larry Wells is the Internal Auditor/Operations Controller for Pioneer News Group, located in Seattle, WA. He has been with Pioneer for over 15 years, having spent 6 years as a Finance Director at the daily newspaper Herald and News in Klamath Falls, OR and the balance of his time in his current position. He reports to an Audit Committee regarding his audit responsibilities, provides support and analysis for Corporate Management, and liaisons with front line personnel on operational and financials initiatives. He can be reached at: (206) 284-4424 or lwells@nullpioneernewsgroup.com.